Whenever possible, I try to take flights with international airlines over domestic airlines. All my flights are with international airlines until the two final legs. Madrid to Philly is on United; Philly to LA is on Air Tran Airways. So leave it to one of the domestics to cancel a flight and move me to a later one. Yes, now I won’t arrive to LAX until after midnight (and technically, my 85th day). My only option was to change to the 5AM flight. Now, not that I’m a big New Year’s Eve reveler. But getting up for a 5AM flight on New Year’s Day? Not gonna happen. Hey, maybe they’ll let me check my bag for free for the inconvenience. Ha! I crack myself up. Thanks, Air Tran.